Leverkusen Run Riot In DFB Pokal
Alemannia 1-4 Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen cruised to the second round of the DFB Pokal after thrashing Alemannia 4-1 at Neuer Tivoli ahead of next season's Bundesliga opener.
An own goal from Peter Hackenberg and a solitary strike from Kevin Volland gave Leverkusen a two-goal lead in the first half.
Leon Baily and Kai Havertz rounded off the scoring for the away side while Stpe Batarilo vagged a consolation for the home side.
Kaiserslautern 2-0 Mainz
Mainz were dumped out at the first hurdle following a 2-0 defeat to Kaiserslautern on Saturday afternoon.
Second-half goals from Manfred Starke and Florian Pick sent the Bundesliga outfit packing.
Drochtersen 0-5 Schalke
Schalke made light-work of Drochtersen/Assel with an emphatic 5-0 triumph to advance to the second round.
Guido Burgstaller netted a brace on the day, while Munir Mercan, Steven Skrzybski and Daniel Caligiuri got on the score-sheet for the top flight outfit.
Verl 2-1 Augsburg
Another Bundesliga side dropped out of the competion after Augsburg suffered a 2-1 defeat to lower league oufit FC Verl.
The hosts raced into a two-goal lead thanks to an own goal from Marek Suchy's own goal and Ron Schallenberg's solitary strike while Andre Hahn's 83rd minute penalty proved to be nothing more than a consolation.
Atlas Delmenhorst 1-6 Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen showed Atlas Delmenhorst no mercy after registering a 6-1 victory at wohninvest WESERSTADION on Saturday evening.
Veteran forward Claudio Pizarro netted a brace after Yuya Osako, Nikolas Moisander Milot Rashica and Davy Claasen found the back of the net.
Würzburger Kickers 3-3 Hoffenheim (Hoffenheim won on penalties)
Magdeburg 0-1 Freiburg
Dassendorf 0-3 Dynamo Dresden
Viktoria Berlin 0-1 Arminia Bielefeld
Wacker Nordhausen 1-4 Erzgebirge Aue
Baunatal 2-3 Bochum
Ulm 0-2 Hedenheim